[Ed. – How did the board rationalize away the objections of the black parent who spoke up in opposition?]
The decision, backed by 519 students who signed a petition, was loudly protested by parents in the room, WCAX reported. At one point in the meeting, a handful of people stormed out in protest.
“I’m coming to you today, not as a Black man but as a human being first,” said one man who opposed flying the flag at school.
“There’s a difference between being victimized and having a victim mentality and that flag and what that organization represents is a victim mentality,” he said to a wave of applause.